South Yorkshire has a new member of the millionaires’ club thanks to Britain’s latest TV game show.
Father-to-be Gary Brocklesby is still coming to terms with his shock win on the new Red or Black? roulette prog-ramme.
The 30-year-old Doncaster man became the fourth person to win the £1 million prize on Ant and Dec’s new show.
As his success began to sink in an emotional Gary, a retail manager, said: “I can’t speak, it’s amazing - what a life-changing experience”.
He and his pregnant wife Suzanne are now planning a spending spree that will focus on their family and unborn baby.
But first it’s a new car for Gary. He said: “I’m going to enjoy this win. The first thing I’m going to treat myself to is a Chevrolet - I’ve always wanted one and we’ll look at the bigger things like a new house, holidays, that sort of thing and of course look into a ‘blow the budget’ nursery for our new baby.
“We can live life to the full and it’s going to be good to be able to spend time at home with Suzanne and the new baby without having to worry about being at work all the time.
“Suzanne was a rollercoaster of emotion, she’ll have been a wreck watching the spin but she came up on stage and gave me a big kiss. The show is like rollercoaster that you don’t want to get off. I had no tactics at all - just pure instinct. I’m over the moon at winning the million, I can’t wait to spend it!”
He added: “I’m just feeling really nervous still, and so emotional. I’m on cloud nine to be honest, words can’t describe how I feel, it’s just not sunk in. When I was playing the last game the ball kept jumping in and out of black so I watched it, willing it to go into red. I could barely watch but I knew I had to!
“When it finally went into red it was like a whirlwind.
“I’m not a crying man but I thought I was going to get on my knees and cry in front of everyone.
“I was feeling ecstatic, upset and overwhelmed. I genuinely thought I was going out on the previous round.” Gary, who had earlier revealed Suzanne, 29, was expecting their first child, correctly guessed the right outcome in 10 different rounds throughout the show - starting in Wembley with thousands of other hopefuls and ending by choosing red in the nailbiting wheel spin. Doncaster pop sensation Louis Tomlinson also enjoyed Gary’s success after they appeared on Red or Black? the following night.
The One Direction member ‘tweeted’ on Twitter: “Local lad from Donny winning a million on Red or Black! Love that!”